PGA Tour officials have abandoned final-round play for the day at the BMW Championship without a single shot being struck.
With persistent rain falling for more than 24 hours, a waterlogged Aronimink Golf Club forced play to be cancelled on Sunday just after 2pm in Philadelphia.
"We've had (more than) three inches of rain since yesterday; we've got a golf course we just couldn't play," US Tour vice president of rules and competition Slugger White said.
With more rain and thunderstorms forecast for Monday, the possibility of the elite, 70-man event being shortened to 54 holes is growing and would mean leader Justin Rose would be crowned the winner.
White said officials were considering a 54-hole championship but refused to commit to shortening it until Monday.
However, round four tee times are scheduled between 7.30am and 9.20am.
"We will do everything we can to play tomorrow and we will see what Mother Nature gives us (Monday) morning," White said.
"If we don't get to Monday ... then I think that we will be looking at maybe a 54-hole event.
"But I'm not going to commit to that right now."
PGA Tour policy states every feasible attempt must be made to complete 72 holes but also that a final round cannot begin on a Tuesday.
If more than half the field completes the final round on Monday, only then would the tournament finish on Tuesday.
But that is looking unlikely with a 70 percent chance of rain until 11am on Monday before scattered thunderstorms are forecast from 2pm.
"We would (not) start a round on Monday thinking we could not get half the field finished," White said.
Shortening the BMW Championship, which determines the top 30 on the FedExCup standings who advance to the Tour Championship finale, would be a predicament for several players – particularly Jordan Spieth.
The 2015 FedExCup champion is projected to drop to No.31 and would miss out on the finale for the first time in his career.
For the Australians, it would mean Cameron Smith (projected 9th), Jason Day (10th) and Marc Leishman (29th) advance to the final event in Atlanta, Georgia in two weeks.
Projected 51st, Adam Scott would be eliminated from the playoffs.
If English veteran Rose is crowned the BMW Championship winner, he would go to World No.1 for the first time in his career.
- Evin Priest, Australian Associated Press